Carbonetworks Corporation

Carbonetworks Corporation

March 02, 2010 08:01 ET

Carbonetworks™ and Carahsoft Partner to Deliver Green IT Solutions to the Federal Government

First Solution of Its Kind on the GSA Schedule-Carbonetworks Enables Government Agencies to Meet Executive Order 13514 Requirements

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - Carbonetworks(TM), a leading provider of performance management software for energy, greenhouse gas (GHG), and sustainability solutions, today announced that its carbon and energy management platform wlll be sold to government agencies through Carahsoft Technology Corporation's General Services Administration (GSA) schedule. As the solution selected by Fortune 500 companies around the world, the Carbonetworks Performance Management Platform is the first software on the GSA schedule to provide the government with a way to manage and reduce their carbon and energy consumption while providing full visibility to the public on how government funds are being spent to combat climate change.

The companies will jointly offer the Carbonetworks Performance Management Platform to federal agencies, helping entities comply quickly and cost-effectively with Executive Order 13514. This mandate requires agencies to set a 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target inclusive of increasing energy efficiency, reducing waste and promoting environmentally responsible products and technologies.

"We are pleased to partner with Carbonetworks at this critical time when government agencies must move quickly to comply with the Executive Order and increase business performance while decreasing environmental impacts," said Craig P. Abod, president of Carahsoft. "Carbonetworks' track record of large customer deployments and their innovative and tested technology for carbon and energy management allows us to offer government agencies proven, robust capabilities that tie greenhouse gas, energy and financial performance into a unified dashboard, delivered in a cost effective software-as-a-service or on-premise model."

Specifically, Carbonetworks' technologies are available under GSA contract pricing to federal agencies, state and local governments as well as academic institutions. Federal agencies will be able to quickly collect GHG information from supporting organizations. This includes collating information from state and local governments to the federal level in order to accurately set carbon targets and perform analysis.

"We are thrilled to be launching our government practice with Carahsoft, making our first foray into the US public sector market that spans federal, state and local agencies along with academic institutions," said Michael Meehan, President and CEO of Carbonetworks. "As a large aggregator of government solutions providers, Carahsoft allows us to reach new markets, driving more value from energy and sustainability investments. Our software solutions have reduced costs to manage enterprise sustainability programs by 80% at some of the world's leading Fortune 500 companies. Our experience with other governments and federal contractors enables us to understand what government agencies need to quickly and effectively comply with the Executive Order. The fact that a leading $33 billion defense contractor trusts us to manage its data says volumes about the integrity, scalability, and security of our platform."

Carbonetworks has helped Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized firms, and government organizations manage their sustainability data to reduce carbon, energy, water and waste, supporting both voluntary and mandatory initiatives. Its software-as-a-service solution easily integrates with existing systems for rapid, cost-effective deployment. The platform includes all of the tools necessary to identify reduction opportunities through comprehensive scenario planning and forecasting capabilities. Carbonetworks' recent enterprise deployments include Dean Foods, Energy Systems Group, and Omnibuild.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft is the largest government partner and serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed among the industry's fastest growing firms by VAR Business, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, and the Washington Business Journal. In 2009, Carahsoft was ranked among the top ten companies by total revenue on the Inc.500 list of privately held companies, and received the VAR Business Top Revenue Generator Award. Visit us at

About Carbonetworks

Carbonetworks™ helps organizations manage and reduce their impact on the environment by identifying the most cost-effective ways to reduce. The company has over a decade of experience in the industry and operates the largest carbon management network in the world. The Carbonetworks Performance Management Platform has been deployed to over 8,000 facilities around the globe and has enabled organizations to achieve sustainability goals by transforming energy, GHG, and sustainability initiatives into measureable business results. For more information please visit or follow us

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